Windows 10 19H2 brings controlled feature roll out this fall

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People had the impression that Microsoft was more concerned about 20H1 as compared to the next feature update (aka Windows 10 19H2).

These concerns were laid to rest when Microsoft recently revealed some more details about Windows 10 19H2.

This time Microsoft is completely focusing on performance improvements. However, the company does not plan to introduce any major changes in 19H2.

Windows 10 19H2 is going to be a minor update releasing later this year. According to Microsoft, 19H2 will bring enterprise features, quality improvements, and performance improvements.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362.10000 (19H2)

Microsoft made it clear that Windows 10 19H1 will be serviced for around 30 months. The company also made the following announcements.

19H2 requirements

Microsoft revealed the upcoming 19H1 feature update will be rolled out to Slow Ring Insiders. However, their PC should be running Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

Cumulative update

These updates will be available as a monthly Cumulative Update. It means that you can quickly install the latest update once it starts rolling out.

Furthermore, the Redmond giant plans to ensure a smooth installation process with the help of servicing technology.

Check out this guide if you want to learn when the next big Windows 10 update arrives.

Controlled feature rollouts (CFRs)

One of the interesting aspects of Windows 10 19H2 is that it rolls out new features to Insiders via controlled feature rollout.

Microsoft stated that you may need to manually turn on some features because they are by default disabled.

Microsoft further explains in a blog post.

This update contains two behind-the-scenes changes designed for OEMs and does not contain anything visible to Insiders. We’re using this update to test our process and servicing pipeline for delivering these updates to customers. 19H2 updates to Insiders will also be cumulative with the latest May 2019 Updates. 

Microsoft says that Windows 19H2 is a work in progress. As of now, the company has not announced any release date.

However, Microsoft stated that 19H2 lands in September this year. If you are interested in 19H2 you can visit Windows Update section to download Windows 10 build 18362.10000. 

Microsoft encourages Windows Insiders to report potential issues via Feedback Hub.